February 22, 2012


SUBJECT:    Call for Nominations - Faculty Research Lecturer

Each year, the Academic Senate honors two of its members with the prestigious Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award, one from the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences and the one from the Sciences or Engineering. This award, which has been granted to some of our most illustrious colleagues over many years, is a sign of the respect of peers for the ground-breaking research conducted by members of the UCSD faculty.

You are invited to nominate a colleague for the Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award. Nominations must be accompanied by a letter that makes the argument for the nomination. It is critical that the statement fully documents the nominee's:

* field of knowledge
* important research contributions and where the contributions stand in relationship to his or her peers and discipline(s); where possible, please identify specific papers, books, or treatises that epitomize the nominee's contribution
* ability to deliver a provocative lecture having broad audience appeal

The nominating letter should conclude with a brief (two or three sentence) statement encapsulating why the nominee should receive the award.

Each recipient is asked to present a lecture on a topic of his or her choice, is honored by the faculty with a reception prior to the lecture, and receives a $1,500 honorarium.

The Committee on Senate Awards is charged with recommending the award recipients to the Representative Assembly. We ask you to forward your nominations to the Academic Senate Office by email ( no later than May 4, 2012. Questions about nominations can be directed to or 858-534-3640.

Steven Schick, Chair
Committee on Senate Awards